Are there bones in your ear?
The human middle ear contains three bones named the incus, stapes and malleus. They are commonly called the anvil, stirrup and hammer.
The bones of the ear, also known as the auditory ossicles, are the three smallest bones in the human body. There are three ear ossicles in each ear: malleus (hammer), incus (anvil) and stapes (stirrup). Stapes is the smallest bone in the human body.
The middle ear contains three tiny bones known as the ossicles: malleus, incus, and stapes. The ossicles were given their Latin names for their distinctive shapes; they are also referred to as the hammer, anvil, and stirrup, respectively.
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